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No glimmer of hope for youth

No glimmer of hope for youth
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No glimmer of hope for youth. It has been more than five months since all notifications with regard to recruitment to various posts in several...

  • No job drive for next one year
  • Recruitment for 70,000 posts stalled
  • IT sector down, campus placements not up to the satisfactory level

It has been more than five months since all notifications with regard to recruitment to various posts in several government departments has been stopped due to uncertainty in the state following Centre’s move to bifurcate the state. As the Union Cabinet ceiling the fate of Andhra Pradesh and the announcement of Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Home Minister that the process of formation of new state would take at least six months, the job drive is now deferred to next year.

According to experts, recruitment cannot be undertaken immediately after the formation of new state or in residuary state, there is virtually no chance of any job-related announcements in the next one year, at least. No doubt, this news would surely dishearten thousands of unemployed youth who have been anxiously waiting for the job notifications for the last one year. “They may have to wait for an year or search for alternatives i.e. in private sector, where the situation is also not quite encouraging” Suryanarayana G, a former member of the AP Public Service Commission told The Hans India.

Some key examinations such as DSC, TET and SET have already been stalled. A tall claim of ministers notwithstanding, there is no possibility of holding the tests in the state because of social strife.

DSC notification, which should have been released well before the panchayat polls, was stalled due to Model Code of Conduct. As a result, the recruitment of 20,558 teacher posts has been stalled.

APPSC could not get a clear-cut direction from the government on all the tests as well as DSC. “Any attempt to hold the tests will be fraught with legal cases in one area or the other. Moreover, there is no chance of conducting the test smoothly” a senior official of Commission said.

State government a few days ago has once again announced that 1,276 teacher posts presently vacant in municipal schools will be filled up soon through DSC. But there is no chance of doing so in the wake of latest developments.

“The scenario is completely changed now. The zonal system will go once the state is divided. Unless the GoM (Group of Ministers) recommends for continuance of same procedure for the next couple of years in the larger interests of unemployed youth, the system that has been followed for the past several years will be abandoned and new rules in both the states may have to be framed” a senior official of school education department said.

The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which is mandatory for DSC was also not held. The State Eligibility Test –which is required for the recruitment of lectureship, conducted twice in an year by the Osmania University, has also been deferred indefinitely.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, had a few months back announced that nearly 70,000 posts in various government departments will be filled up ‘soon’. This appears totally bleak now.

With the IT sector showing signs of decline and the several front-ranking companies not holding campus recruitment drives, it is none the less a testing time for lakhs of unemployed youth.

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